Washington Football Team grades for Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft (cont.)
Round 7, Pick 240: EDGE William Bradley-King, Baylor
Washington did a great job of adding depth and competition with their three seventh-round picks. Bradley-King was a productive edge rusher at Arkansas State and had 3.5 sacks during his transfer season at Baylor before getting drafted.
Bradley-King has a solid 6-foot-4, 248-pound frame and should battle for a backup role behind Montez Sweat and Chase Young. This was an underrated need for Washington, so grabbing someone to address it was a sensible move.
Round 7, Pick 246: EDGE Shaka Toney, Penn State
Doubling up on the edge wasn’t something that many expected Washington to do, but Shaka Toney was still on the board. He was a productive pass rusher at Penn State and logged 20 career sacks with at least five in each of the last three seasons.
Toney will add some nice athleticism to the edge, so he could find a role to play in Washington. Between him, Bradley-King, James Smith-Williams, and Casey Toohill, the team’s competition for the backup spots behind Sweat and Young are strong.
Round 7, Pick 258: WR Dax Milne, BYU
The competition at receiver will be strong as well. Milne was a standout at BYU last year and was the preferred target of Zach Wilson. He’s not overly athletic and doesn’t have any eye-popping traits, but he found ways to get open and catch the ball.
Milne is an ideal add with the penultimate pick of the draft, as he could fight for the fifth or sixth spot on the receiver depth chart or stick around for a year on the practice squad. Washington landed a player that can compete for a role, and while nothing is guaranteed for him, the value was certainly there with him.
Washington hit a home run with Kam Curl in Round 7 last year. At least one of these guys could do the same thing, so kudos to them for adding more talent to the team at bargain-barrel pricing.